This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
It has always been a matter of surprise that the Lantana has not been more popular than it is in American gardens. Of one species, L.Camara there are now numerous varieties of white, orange and crimson shades, and fully as beautiful as the varieties of its near neighbor the verbena. Small plants, struck in the Pall, bloom profusely in February and March, and are excellent as Spring ornaments in conservatories. The plant loves heat, and hence it blooms freely in the open air all through our warm Summers.